Painter Ranch is one of those rare historic ranches that has been lovingly preserved on what many consider to be the most beautiful section of the Animas River, just north of Durango. Great care has been taken to build a private entry, paved roads and place underground utilities to each parcel. The parcels were placed to maximize privacy, river views and frontage, topographical diversity and ensure great building sites. This listing includes lots 3, 4, 5, which is the core of the ranch, for a total of +- 45 acres with 1,250+ feet of Animas River frontage. This property has beautiful meadows, pine woodlands, creek bottom, extensive river frontage and gorgeous building sites. To keep the property lush there are approximately 2 cfs of water rights for irrigation and the building of ponds. This is the last property available in this prestigious subdivision and it has the longest stretch of Animas River for exceptional fishing. There is an exceptional opportunity to build on one of the lots and put the other two in a conservation easement for substantial possible benefits.